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CAIR-SFBA: 100+ Groups to Hold San Jose ‘Unity Rally’ in Response to Anti-Islam Protest

chapter logos california(SANTA CLARA, CA, 6/9/2017) – On Saturday, June 10, the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) will join more than 100 civil rights and interfaith organizations at a “Unity Rally” in San Jose to respond to the hate group ACT for America’s planned anti-Muslim protests in Santa Clara and across the country. More than 250 Bay Area residents are expected to attend the Unity Rally.

  • WHAT: 113 Bay Area Civil Rights and Interfaith Groups Host Unity Rally
  • WHEN: Saturday, June 10, 11 a.m.
  • WHERE: Stevens Creek Blvd. and Santana Row, San Jose
  • CONTACT: CAIR-SFBA Executive Director Zahra Billoo, 626.252.0885, zbilloo@cair.com

The leading sponsor of the anti-Islam protests, Brigitte Gabriel’s ACT for America, has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The SPLC has named “Brigitte Gabriel” as a member of the nation’s “Anti-Muslim Inner Circle.”

Gabriel has argued that, “America is at stage two Islamic Cancer.” She believes “every practicing Muslim is a radical Muslim,” a Muslim “cannot be a loyal citizen of the United States,” and that Arabs “have no soul.”

ACT for America’s planned rallies are being supported by a number of white supremacist, neo-Nazi, anti-government, and Islamophobic hate groups.

CAIR: June 10 Anti-Islam Hate Rallies Show Convergence of White Supremacism, Islamophobia

SPLC: Anti-Muslim Inner Circle

Video: ACT for America is a Hate Group, Plain and Simple

ACT for America’s “March Against Sharia” Official Facebook Page Full of Racist Anti-Muslim Sentiment

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR-SFBA Executive Director Zahra Billoo, 626.252.0885, zbilloo@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202.744.7726, ihooper@cair.com

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